11 Delicious Substitutes for Carbs
Put down the Wonderbread
Wait, you’ve actually stuck with your New Year’s resolution to eat better? Bravo! Now keep that streak going by considering these carb-less updates on 11 commonly carb-heavy meals. (Don’t worry, they still taste really, really good.)
Lasagna: Instead of noodles use butternut squash
Cheesy, garlicky and gluten-free.
Tacos: Instead of flour tortillas use butter lettuce
Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to come with a side of flour-filled regret.
Hashbrowns: Instead of potatoes use spaghetti squash
A touch less crispy than the original, but as long as they're covered in cheese and topped with a fried egg, everybody wins.
Hamburger buns: Instead of bread buns, use sweet potato buns
You always suspected that cheeseburgers were healthy.
French toast: Instead of bread, use oatmeal
We were admittedly skeptical but surprisingly pleased by these crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside slices.
Chocolate chip cookies: Instead of white flour use oat flour
No white flour makes it OK to eat four, right?
Sandwiches: Instead of bread, use tempeh
Tempeh, a fermented soy product, looks kind of alien-like, but it’s packed with protein, has a really interesting (in a good way) texture and takes on the flavor of whatever it accompanies.
Sandwiches: Instead of bread, use Portobello mushrooms
Hearty and meaty and wonderful.
French fries: Instead of potatoes use zucchini
The second-best part? No deep-fryer necessary.